|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Dryden. (16311700) (continued)|
| When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!|
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 41.|
| He trudgd along unknowing what he sought,|
And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 84.|
| The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes|
And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 107.|
| Love taught him shame; and shame, with love at strife,|
Soon taught the sweet civilities of life.
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 133.|
| She huggd the offender, and forgave the offence:|
Sex to the last. 1
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 367.|
| And raw in fields the rude militia swarms,|
Mouths without hands; maintaind at vast expense,
In peace a charge, in war a weak defence;
Stout once a month they march, a blustering band,
And ever but in times of need at hand.
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 400.|
| Of seeming arms to make a short essay,|
Then hasten to be drunk,the business of the day.
| Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 407.|
| Happy who in his verse can gently steer|
From grave to light, from pleasant to severe. 2
| The Art of Poetry. Canto i. Line 75.|
| Happy the man, and happy he alone,|
He who can call to-day his own;
He who, secure within, can say,
To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have livd to-day. 3
| Imitation of Horace. Book iii. Ode 29, Line 65.|
And love the offender, yet detest the offence.Alexander Pope: Eloisa to Abelard, line 192. [back]
Heureux qui, dans ses vers, sait dune voix légère,
Passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au sévère.
Nicholas Boileau-Despreaux: LArt Poétique, chant 1er.
Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
Alexander Pope: Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 379. [back]
Serenely full, the epicure would say,
Fate cannot harm me; I have dined to-day.
Sydney Smith: Recipe for Salad. [back]